Liesbeth Defrancq

Office Manager

Liesbeth Defrancq is Office Manager at the Itinera Institute. She studied Law at the VUB in Brussels and Journalism at Erasmushogeschool in Brussels. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She joined the Itinera-team in October 2016. Previously, Liesbeth worked as an editor for the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Published by Liesbeth Defrancq

The 2020 annual report gives an insight into the operations of Itinera. It describes the mission and vision of this independent think tank and introduces you to the team. The 2020 annual report provides a summary of that year’s publications: webinars, podcasts, books and reports. We provide several examples of their significant impact. Finally, Itinera provides a summary of its private and pu…
Book
1. Determine the agenda To take part in the debate, we study and analyse situations as well as proposals from policy-makers and organisations. Your own proposals for these situations are certainly welcome. The small core team of Itinera – General Director, Chief Economist and all other researchers – deter…
Itinera is a think tank which researches major social issues with complete objectivity and independence with a view to achieving improvements in policy. Itinera has been monitoring developments in Belgium since 2006. We focus on:Creation of prosperity: growth, entrepreneurship, enterprises Good Governance: government, taxation and budgeting Democratic incl…
The situation in our country shows the urgency of a tax shift away from taxes on labour. We observe that despite all the recommendations of other instances, also this government doesn’t take this challenge seriously. The acceptance to pay taxes among which on capital gains will increase significantly if there is a credible perspective on a more efficient public sector. The moment is there…
Analysis
Flexicurity is meant to help achieve the best of two worlds: a flexible and therefore competitive labour market and economy, and at the same time job and income security for workers. Professor Ton Wilthagen of Tilburg University wrote a report on this concept on the occasion of an event organized by Itinera and Acerta.
Analysis
Les caractéristiques de la société finlandaise expliquent en partie le succès de son enseignement. En Finlande, la société est beaucoup plus homogène qu’en Belgique, du point de vue socioéconomique, ce qui suscite moins de ségrégation scolaire. Le métier d'enseignant y est plus …
Analysis